Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 review
Wireless noise cancelling earbuds are all the rage; thanks mostly to the likes of Apple.
We’re not afraid to say that it was the Cupertino-based tech giant that made wireless headphones an actual thing. When they first came out, people who walked about with a pair of white buds while ‘muttering to themselves’ was heavily parodied. But less than two years later, and you’ll be hard pressed to go outside without your very own pair.
That has led to virtually every other name in the world of audio jumping on the wireless earbud bandwagon. Sennheiser is a very big brand in the world of audio, so when it announced the second version of its Momentum True Wireless headphones – this time with noise cancelling – people got excited.
But are these wireless buds up to scratch? Let’s find out.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2: Design
These buds feature the form factory typical of the category; you get a small case that holds the earbuds and also gives them a top-up when the built-in battery gets low.
This one is covered in a fibre coating, which not only feels rather good in the hand but also stops it from sliding out of your pocket. This feature alone will please anyone who has previously lost a pair of wireless headphones in the back of a taxi, or the sofa cushions.
The buds themselves fit snugly, and while they may appear to look bulkier than the likes of Apple’s AirPods you honestly won’t notice once they’re in your ears.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2: Sound
One of the challenges of giving small buds good quality audio is their size. After all, there is a reason why most audiophiles have big heavy cans when they listen to music. Big is beautiful, especially when it comes to music.
However, these tiny buds deliver deep bass that we’ve not experienced before. That’s all down to each bud’s 7mm dynamic driver and Sennheiser’s 75-years of audio smarts. It also helps that these headphones are powered by Bluetooth 5.1 and support a variety of codecs.
You also get True Wireless Noise-Cancelling technology to keep outside noise well and truly out your ears.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2: Controls
Sennheiser has given these buds Smart Controls, which let you play, pause and skip tracks, naturally. There’s also ‘Transparent’ mode which lets you hear your music as well as the world around you.
One of the best features of these headphones however is Sennheiser’s personalization app, which lets you setup custom equalizers depending on your mood and music.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2: Battery
Battery here is good, very good. With both earbuds in playing a respectable volume of music, you’ll get seven hours of playback. Ditto if you want to use them for voice calling.
Of course, that can be extended by a whopping 28-hours by slotting them back in the charging case. And then when that gets low you can charge it via USB-C on the back.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2: Verdict
Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 2s are right up there when it comes to rating wireless buds. They are small but pack a real audio punch. And we really can’t complain about their noise cancelling chops. They are not cheap by any means – they start at around US$300 – but you can certainly feel, and hear, that quality.
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